• Vol 29 / Issue 06
  • June 2014
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting June 17th     

The June meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 17th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

The June program will be presented by Scott Tinker. Scott is no stranger to the club, having made various presentations and seminars over the past few years. His topic will be “Hand Tool Usage”. Come out and hear what Scott has to share about the use and care of various hand tools. You will learn some valuable tips that you can apply in your own shop activities.

See you at our June meeting on the 17th.




  Welcome to Our New Members -- no new members in May



Be sure to meet all of our recent new members and welcome them to the club.



Photos from 2014 Annual Picnic ----



 The annual TVW picnic and auction was held on May 31 at Falls Mill. The event was well attended, with great food and fellowship and a little rain.

The auction, a major fundraiser for the club, raised a total of $523.
A special thanks goes to John and Janie Lovett for allowing the club to hold the function at the Mill, a beautiful setting for the gathering.

Karen, along with her “helpers”, did a great job of coordinating the activity. Richard, conducting the auction, did his usual good job of “extracting” bids from the unusually quiet crowd of woodworkers.

Everyone had a good time enjoying the good food and wonderful fellowship.


Want to learn how to create those beautiful “Segmented Turnings”? Here is a great opportunity, read on!

There has been interest expressed for another workshop on Segmented Turning.  The 4-hour hands-on workshop involves design and planning, laying out, and the basic calculations for creating a segmented vessel of your design.  The workshop uses an audio visual presentation of the process and video showing the actual operations.  This is a basic class which assumes that you have basic skills in wood turning but know little if anything about segmented turnings.  You’ll leave the workshop able to go to your own shop and make your own vessel.
If you are interested in participating in this 4-hour hands-on workshop please send an email to tv-w@live.com or contact Loyd Ackerman.  If there is enough interest, we’ll schedule the event for sometime this summer or early fall.


  Want to see what is planned for the current year? Click here to see the events and dates of the TVW planned activities for the current year.                      



The wood carvers met for the June monthly meeting on Saturday morning, June 7 at Jim Joliffe's shop. Four carvers were in attendance. Some continued to work on the eagle carving in buck-eye wood (a group project), refining the feather layout to be more realistic. Plans are being formulated for the carvers to support the Heritage Days event with a carving demonstration and an exhibit of completed projects.

The next monthly meeting of the wood carvers will be announced at the regular June TVW meeting.

The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM. Anyone interested in carving is welcome to attend these monthly meetings.


The flute circle will meet again on Saturday June 21st at the Cowan Artist Guild on Main Street in Cowan. The morning meeting time is 10 – 12.
Everyone is welcome.  A flute is not required, one will be provided for new comers.  Come and enjoy the relaxing music of the native flute.

There will be additional information at the regular monthly club meeting on June 17th.

Contact Ron Reimers @ 931-308-5196 or ronreimers@hotmail.com for additional information.
Come and join the fun and fellowship with the “Fluters”.


The first Fall Heritage Festival will be held September 19-21 in Cowan. Along with the festival activities will be a “juried” arts and crafts show. There will also be demonstrations and displays, supported by the club carvers.

Application form deadline is July 5th. The applications may be printed from the TVW web site or contact Art Brickse (931- 962-9665).

Additional information can be found by contacting any of the following:
email: info@fallheritagefestival.info
phone: 931-563-3868



Be “in the know” in 2014! Live “on the edge” of great information and timely discussions of tricks and techniques from you fellow woodworkers. Participate in the TVW forum.

If you have not checked out the “forum happenings” lately, you are missing some great informational exchanges between club members. This is a service offered to all members of TVW.

The forum is booming with “expert” solutions to your woodworking problems and great advice. And, guess what? It is all “free” to club members.


The Club's Digital Library is closed due to member inactivity in the use of the valuable information in the library. The disposition of the library content is unknown at this time.

If you would like to volunteer to be the club librarian and administer this important program, please contact your club president.

If you have checked out items in your possession, please return the items to Henry Davis at the May meeting. 

Remember that selected DVD's can still be viewed on the Club website.


If you are a recent new member or had requested a new name tag, a box of name tags will be available at the next meeting. Please check to see if your name tag is there.

In the future, name tags will be made for new members and available for pickup at the next regular monthly meeting. Name tags for other members will be made upon request only and will also be available for pickup at the next meeting.

Please contact Chuck Taylor (931-728-7086 or email taylor_cw@charter.net)  for information or name tags.